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Light rail and tri-mode trains to run on Cardiff’s Valley Lines

Rail

Rhodri Clark
08 June 2018
Stadler will build a fleet of tri-mode trains (pictured) and light rail vehicles for local services around Cardiff
Stadler will build a fleet of tri-mode trains (pictured) and light rail vehicles for local services around Cardiff

 

Two fleets of new trains will be introduced to the Core Valley Lines in South Wales under the 15-year Wales and Borders contract awarded this week to KeolisAmey.

Discontinuous electrification  will be implemented on the lines, with one branch being operated by heavy rail trains and the other three by light rail. All vehicles will be fitted with batteries to eliminate the need for diesel operations and the heavy rail fleet will be tri-mode (diesel, battery and overhead electric), enabling...

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